Microsoft Azure Without Microsoft

Next Chapter Meeting: A joint Chicago Chapter ACM / Loyola University Computer Science Department meeting

Speaker: David Giard, Microsoft

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

5:00 pm (Business meeting, light refreshments)

6:30 pm Presentation



Loyola University Water Tower Campus (Chicago/Michigan Area)

111 E. Pearson Street, Chicago IL 60611

Beane Ballroom (13th Floor, Lewis Towers) Campus map

Admission: Free, General Admission

Microsoft Azure is a highly-scalable cloud computing platform. But what if my business is built on Linux and Oracle? What if I build iPhone or Android apps for a living? What if I’m a PHP developer or Java developer? Can Azure help me and my products and services?

In this presentation, I will show you Microsoft Azure services that can improve your application or infrastructure, even if you are working exclusively in Open Source or non-Microsoft technologies.

David Giard is a former accountant and a former biochemist, who has been developing solutions using Microsoft technologies for over 2 decades.  Currently, David helps people build solutions in his role as a Microsoft Technical Evangelist. David has been very active in the developer community, speaking at numerous major conferences, code camps, and user groups around the world; helping to lead user groups; and helping to organize conferences and other geek events. He is the host and producer of the mildly popular online TV show Technology and Friends. He is the co-author of the Wrox book Real World .NET, C#, and Silverlight. You can read his latest thoughts at  His hobbies include video, photography, sports, and embarrassing his sons.


While there will be light refreshments available, feel free to "brown bag" it and bring in food from the outside to eat during the social hour.


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